It was Beatlemania at the library Monday, Feb. 26, with an all-ages concert by The Expressions, co-hosted by the Center for Disability Services. The next event with our CFDS friends takes place Monday, March 12, and features Opera Saratoga’s rendition of “The Ugly Duckling.” (Photo by Natalie McDonough)
Bethlehem Public Library’s winter concert series “A Little Sunday Music” closes its 2017-18 season Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. with a performance of works by the Broad Street Chamber Players: flutist Elizabeth Chinery, cellist Jay Shulman, and pianist David Smith.
Chinery has been performing and teaching in the Capital District for more than 25 years, and has performed with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and the Berkshire Lyric Theater Orchestra, and the Albany Symphony. She has studied flute, theory and composition with various renowned classical and jazz flutists.
Shulman has performed with the Long Island Philharmonic and the River Ensemble. He has made recordings with the Bronx Arts Ensemble and plays on the soundtrack of the PBS documentary “Josef and Anni Albers.”He has produced CD reissues of the Stuyvesant String Quartet and the music of his late father, composer and cellist Alan Shulman.
Smith holds degrees from Harvard and Yale, and was a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and Aspen Music School in Colorado. He continues to be active as a pianist, organist, harpsichordist, conductor and teacher in upstate New York.
A Little Sunday Music is supported by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library, and the concert is free and open to the public.
Opera for all
On Monday, March 12, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. we will be joining our friends from the Center for Disability Services for Opera Saratoga‚“Opera to Go: The Ugly Duckling,” a whimsical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale with a focus on diversity and tolerance, featuring an original score by composer Andrew Duncan. Enjoy the show, which is free and open to everyone, and meet some new friends. Refreshments will be served.
Tech Talk for Teens
Have you ever wondered how your favorite social media sites seem to know what you are most likely to click and comment on? On Friday, March 9, from 4-5 p.m. teens are invited to find out how social media and our “smart” devices use data and algorithms to better interact with us during SUNY Albany Professor Petko Bogdanov’s “Tech Talk for Teens: Everyday Algorithms.” For grades 6-12. Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call ( 518) 439-9314.
Construction updates online
The planned upgrade to the building’s aging heating and cooling system has begun. We expect some minor disruptions during the project, but we are doing our best to minimize their impact’s construction progresses, we will keep you informed through a dedicated construction page on our website (www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/hvac-project-updates), in-house postings and through social media.
Board candidate information
Nominating petition forms and informational packets are available for candidates interested in serving on the Bethlehem Public Library Board of Trustees.
There are three seats on the 2018 ballot. Two, currently held by incumbents Harmeet Narang and Mark Kissinger, come with five-year terms. The third seat, currently held by Caroline Brancatella, has a partial term of three years. All three trustees are seeking re-election.
The election and budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 15, from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at Bethlehem Central High School.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar.¬† For more information, call 439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org.
Friday, March 9
Rubber Ducky Club: Measure Up
An early STEM experience exploring the concept of measurement for children up to age 6 with family, 10-10:30 a.m.
Friday Cinema: Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13, 114 min., 20th Century Fox)
Film series with titles suitable for adult audiences, 2:30 p.m. Shown with Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing when possible.
Monday, March 12
Discuss ‚“The Other Einstein‚“ by Marie Benedict, 1:30 p.m. Copies are available at the information desk. Large-print audio and downloadable copies may be available.
Fun and Games for Grownups
An adults-only gathering where you can play games, including chess, color and socialize, 6-8:30 p.m. Snacks served!
Wed., March 14
Discuss “Nutshell” by Ian McEwan, 7 p.m. Copies are available at the information desk. Large-print audio and downloadable copies may be available.
— Kristen Roberts